'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Who Framed Roger Rabbit$12,049,897--1,153--$10,451$23,276,1362Disney
3The Great Outdoors$6,126,9500%1,415192$4,330$12,248,0652Universal
4Red Heat$6,117,526-25%1,8927$3,233$18,063,1782TriStar
5Crocodile Dundee II$5,205,576-15%2,284-110$2,279$41,971,3045Paramount
6Bull Durham$5,111,2442%1,29759$3,941$10,120,5452Orion
7Big Business$4,119,734-18%1,23265$3,344$15,279,9783Disney
9Funny Farm$2,224,797-20%1,386-91$1,605$14,718,5854Warner Bros.
10The Presidio$2,123,887-23%1,1680$1,818$9,985,2903Paramount